This is a note that I found that George had written on 4/27/04:
When the insignificant turns to obscurity
the life that once was is no longer even a memory
tasks left undone are undone
dreams unfulfilled are gone.
Just a drop of water, in an endless sea
searching for meaning, a desire to be
something other than insignificant
in the pages of history.
A part of the bigger picture, they say
A small piece of the larger whole
consolation this sometimes brings
no matter, that's just how things work.
It has been decided beforehand
things set into motion are to continue.
Is there anything new under the Sun?
When I read these words I was moved to consider what George was obviously considering when he wrote this back before he was even diagnosed.
Lord, I want my life to count for eternity. I want to build on the foundation with gold and precious stones, not wood, hay, stubble, and straw. This life is a gift, a short time to journey make memories, love people and make Jesus known. The constant struggle to have and make is the enemy of the peace of living and keeping eternity in perspective.
I love you all. We have another busy but fun weekend planned. Lauren and I are going to the LSU vs. Florida game Sat. with some friends.